Monday, September 3, 22:10 CDT
Got back from South Dakota an hour or two ago.
I'd have to say that of all the cheesy, tourist trap localities I've ever visited, SD's have to be among my favorite. It probably doesn't hurt that the landscapes of the Badlands and the Black Hills really do have a lot to offer, heavily billboarded Reptile Gardens and Petrified Forests aside.
We hit a bunch of the standard spots. The Corn Palace in Mitchell, a highway loop through the Badlands national park, Wall Drug, Mt. Rushmore, Deadwood... And somehow, I had quite a bit more fun than I expected to.
More later; right now I need to finish reading The Rise of Endymion, do laundry, and finish the homework I ignored all weekend.